It is difficult to say in advance how much traffic disruption Brexit will cause on the Flemish roads. Much will depend on the degree to which domestic and foreign truck drivers and transport companies have prepared themselves. Using the (multilingual) websites below, everybody can thoroughly inform and prepare themselves in good time.
General information about Brexit
Information for freight transport to the ports
- Zeebrugge (Belgium): www.portofzeebrugge.be/en/business/business-logistics/brexit
- Dunkerque (France): www.dunkerque-port.fr/fr/brexit (information mostly in French)
- Calais (France): www.portboulognecalais.fr/en/brexit-the-port-of-calais-will-be-ready-will-you
Information about the customs formalities
Information about other road transport permits and certificates (access to the profession, tachographs, driving license)
Current traffic information
If Brexit gives rise to traffic disruption on the main roads to the port areas, Flanders Traffic Control Centre (Vlaams Verkeerscentrum) will give out information about this via its usual communication channels. We would advise you to keep a sharp eye on the current traffic information (www.verkeerscentrum.be) and to prepare your journey thoroughly before you leave.